Patents Assigned to Cardinal CG Company
  • Publication number: 20200087197
    Abstract: The invention provides low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective of infrared radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each comprise silver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 10590035
    Abstract: Low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective to infrared-radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each include silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 10563451
    Abstract: The invention provides a glazing sheet and a low-emissivity coating on the glazing sheet. The low-emissivity coating comprises, in sequence moving outwardly from the glazing sheet, a layer comprising oxide film, nitride film, or oxynitride film, an infrared-reflective layer, a nickel-aluminum blocker layer, and an oxide layer. Also provided are methods of depositing such a low-emissivity coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventors: Kari B. Myli, Gary L. Pfaff, Daniel J. Plaggemeyer
  • Publication number: 20200024894
    Abstract: The invention provides a glazing sheet and a coating on the glazing sheet. The coating comprises, in sequence moving outwardly from the glazing sheet, a dielectric base coat comprising oxide film, nitride film, or oxynitride film, a first infrared-reflective layer, a first nickel-aluminum blocker layer in contact with the first infrared-reflective layer, a first dielectric spacer coat comprising an oxide film in contact with the first nickel-aluminum blocker layer, a second infrared-reflective layer, a second nickel-aluminum blocker layer in contact with the second infrared-reflective layer, a second dielectric spacer coat comprising an oxide film in contact with the second nickel-aluminum blocker layer, a third infrared-reflective layer, a third nickel-aluminum blocker layer in contact with the third infrared-reflective layer, and a dielectric top coat comprising an oxide film in contact with the third nickel-aluminum blocker layer. Also provided are methods of depositing such a coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Kari B. Myli, Gary L. Pfaff, Daniel J. Plaggemeyer
  • Patent number: 10465434
    Abstract: The invention provides a glazing sheet and a coating on the glazing sheet. The coating comprises, in sequence moving outwardly from the glazing sheet, a dielectric base coat comprising oxide film, nitride film, or oxynitride film, a first infrared-reflective layer, a first nickel-aluminum blocker layer in contact with the first infrared-reflective layer, a first dielectric spacer coat comprising an oxide film in contact with the first nickel-aluminum blocker layer, a second infrared-reflective layer, a second nickel-aluminum blocker layer in contact with the second infrared-reflective layer, a second dielectric spacer coat comprising an oxide film in contact with the second nickel-aluminum blocker layer, a third infrared-reflective layer, a third nickel-aluminum blocker layer in contact with the third infrared-reflective layer, and a dielectric top coat comprising an oxide film in contact with the third nickel-aluminum blocker layer. Also provided are methods of depositing such a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventors: Kari B. Myli, Gary L. Pfaff, Daniel J. Plaggemeyer
  • Patent number: 10465435
    Abstract: The invention provides a vacuum insulating glass unit with two panes assembled in a spaced-apart configuration so as to have a between-pane space located between them. The between-pane space has a high vacuum. The vacuum insulating glass unit also includes a bleed chamber filled with an insulative gas at a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure and configured such that over time insulative gas from the bleed chamber diffuses into the between-pane space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Keith James Burrows
  • Patent number: 10442728
    Abstract: The invention provides low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective of infrared radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each comprise silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 10273573
    Abstract: A method of depositing coating onto both sides of a substrate is provided, which includes steps of upwardly sputtering one or more lower targets to deposit a sacrificial coating onto a second surface and downwardly sputtering one or more upper targets to deposit a first functional coating onto a first surface, washing the substrate with one or more washers to remove the sacrificial coating from the second surface while leaving intact the first functional coating on the first surface, and downwardly sputtering the one or more upper targets to deposit a second functional coating onto the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventors: Kari B. Myli, Gary L. Pfaff, Keith James Burrows, Dylan Schweiss
  • Patent number: 10247997
    Abstract: A switchable hydride smart window solid thin film coating having variable opacity and the methods for producing the same is described. The coating includes the following layers deposited on substrate such as glass: a switchable layer, an optional barrier layer, a catalyst layer, an optional barrier layer, a solid electrode, an ion storage layer, an optional insulating layer and a transparent conductor layer. The switchable layer is preferably formed of a magnesium alloy and ore preferable, a ternary alloy of magnesium along with two additional rare earth metals such as yttrium (Y) and Titanium (Ti), i.e., MgYTi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventors: Keith James Burrows, Klaus H. W. Hartig, Daniel J. Plaggemeyer
  • Patent number: 10151023
    Abstract: The invention provides a sputter deposition assembly that includes a sputtering chamber, a sputtering target, and a magnet assembly. The magnet assembly includes a two-part magnetic backing plate that includes first and second plate segments, of which at least one is laterally adjustable. Also provided are methods of operating the sputter deposition assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus H. W. Hartig
  • Patent number: 10094163
    Abstract: Low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective to infrared-radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each include silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 10067274
    Abstract: The invention provides a glazing sheet and a low-emissivity coating on the glazing sheet. The low-emissivity coating comprises, in sequence moving outwardly from the glazing sheet, a layer comprising oxide film, nitride film, or oxynitride film, an infrared-reflective film, a nickel-aluminum blocker film, and an oxide film. Also provided are methods of depositing such a low-emissivity coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventors: Kari B. Myli, Gary L. Pfaff, Daniel J. Plaggemeyer
  • Patent number: 10060180
    Abstract: The invention provides flash-treated transparent conductive coatings based on indium tin oxide. Some embodiments provide a method that involves depositing a substoichiometric indium tin oxide film on a glass pane, and thereafter flash treating the substoichiometric indium tin oxide film to produce a flash-treated indium tin oxide film. Other embodiments provide a multiple-pane insulating glass unit having a flash-treated indium tin oxide film on an internal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Keith James Burrows, Kari B. Myli
  • Patent number: 10056238
    Abstract: The invention provides a sputter deposition assembly that includes a sputtering chamber, a sputtering target, and a magnet assembly. The magnet assembly includes a magnetic backing plate with a blind recess into which a moveable magnetic control body can be adjustably disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Klaus H. W. Hartig
  • Patent number: 10040719
    Abstract: The invention provides low solar transmittance coatings that have particularly low solar transmittance. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each comprise silver. In some cases, the coating is incorporated into a laminated glass assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Eric H. Eby, Klaus H. W. Hartig
  • Patent number: 10000411
    Abstract: The invention provides flash-treated transparent conductive coatings based on indium tin oxide. Some embodiments provide a multiple-pane insulating glazing unit that includes two glass panes and a between-pane space. The two glass panes respectively define two opposed external pane surfaces. At least one of the two external pane surfaces has a flash-treated transparent conductive oxide coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Keith James Burrows, Kari B. Myli
  • Patent number: 10000965
    Abstract: The invention provides flash-treated transparent conductive coatings based on indium tin oxide. Some embodiments provide a multiple-pane insulating glazing unit that includes two glass panes and a between-pane space. The two glass panes respectively define two opposed external pane surfaces. At least one of the two external pane surfaces has a flash-treated transparent conductive oxide coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Keith James Burrows, Kari B. Myli
  • Patent number: 9904136
    Abstract: A multiple-pane insulating glazing unit may include multiple panes of transparent material and a layer of electrically controllable optically active material that provides controllable privacy for the glazing unit. Despite efforts to fully black out the multiple-pane insulating glazing unit by switching the optically active material from a transmissive state to a privacy state, the glazing unit may exhibit some residual direct visible transmission. In some examples, the multiple-pane insulating glazing unit may include a light emitting element positioned to direct light at the layer of optically active material to address this issue. Light emitted by the light emitting element may reflect and mask residual visibility through the electrically controllable optically active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Keith James Burrows, Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 9882110
    Abstract: A thermoelectric device for use with solar cells or other heat sources. A substrate has a manufactured surface with a plurality of highland features and lowland features. Each highland feature defines a peak adjacent to which there is an interface of two different film regions (formed of two different metals, two different semiconductors, or one metal and one semiconductor). The two film regions diverge away from each other with increasing distance from the interface and terminate at distal end regions. In response to a temperature difference between the interface and the distal end regions, the device produces a voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 9862640
    Abstract: The invention provides transparent conductive coatings based on indium tin oxide. The coating has a tin oxide overcoat. In some embodiments, the coating further includes one or more overcoat films comprising silicon nitride, silicon oxynitride, or silica. The coating and its films have compositions, thicknesses, and properties that simultaneously produce low sheet resistance and high visible transmission, preferably together with neutral color properties and good durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Gary L. Pfaff, Stephen D. Durst